TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Bradford man who died following a motorway crash.

Father-of-two Wasim Zayn, 31, died almost three weeks after being involved in a crash on the M1. His life support machine was switched off at a hospital in Nottingham on Sunday, January 14.

Mr Zayn, who was driving, was thrown from his vehicle which included his wife of four months, Nargis Angum, also 31, and their two children, a daughter aged 11 and a son who is six.

He was then run over by another vehicle, which resulted in him suffering serious multiple injuries.

The accident took place at junction 25 of the M1, near Nottingham, at around 9pm on December 28.

The family were travelling back to Birmingham, where they lived, from Bradford after visiting family members in the city.

Mr Zayn’s body is due to be repatriated back to his parents, who live in the Islamgarh area of Pakistan, on Thursday, January 18, following his funeral, which took place on Wednesday, January 17, at the Faizul Islam Masjid mosque in Birmingham.

Mr Zayn, who was originally from Pakistan, moved to Bradford 12 years ago and then to Washwood Heath in Birmingham two years ago, where he worked as a hairdresser.

His wife’s brother, Thasawar Iqbal, said Mr Zayn’s death had shocked his family. He said: “The family are devastated.

“He was a good, happy chap, he was a smiley chap and a hard worker.

“No-one had anything bad to say about him.

“He was a very, very good man. He was intelligent and a loving, caring husband, brother, father and son.

“He has left four brothers, three sisters, a mother and a father.

“He was in a coma in hospital for 18 days.

“He got thrown out of the car and we are not sure how it happened yet.

“I spoke to my sister about what happened.

“My sister, his wife, and two children were in the car too. He was driving.

“My sister said it felt like someone had picked up their car and toppled it over. Then another vehicle ran over him.

“People on the motorway stopped to help.

“Nargis lost her sister four years ago aged 31 as well.

“She was just about getting over her death when this has happened to Wasim.”

Tributes were also paid to Mr Zayn on his Facebook page.

Deejy Aasim posted: “May Allah give you highest place in jannat my brother Ameen #Rip Wasim Zayn.”

Hawa Patel added: “So sad to read this. Such a young age.”